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Challenging political candidates to make education an issue

Thursday, June 30, 2011
This fall Ontario will have a provincial election, and many organizations have begun to release their positions on various election issues, from healthcare to the economy. Some organizations will directly or indirectly endorse a particular party or candidate, but the Ontario Public School Boards'...

Health and physical education today, health benefits tomorrow

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
In Ontario, momentum is building for reform of our health-care system. With the approaching provincial election, many individuals and organizations are offering their recommendations on how best to address the health-care crisis facing our province. The recent report from the Citizens’ Reference...

Healthy habits key to combating obesity crisis

Monday, June 27, 2011
It is clear that Ontario is facing an obesity epidemic that will have serious repercussions on our collective health as well as our province’s economic well-being. The issue has received significant attention in recent months, including as an article series in the Toronto Star and by being...

Win a free spot at the 2011 Ophea Conference!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Have you registered for the 2011 Ophea Conference? If you register as a full delegate before June 30th you have the opportunity to win a FREE registration! The 2011 Ophea Conference runs October 13-15, 2011 and will include delegates representing education, public health and recreation. Training...

2011 Ophea Conference -Group Discount

Monday, June 13, 2011
2011 Ophea Conference Buy 5 Full Delegate Spots and Get the 6th Free! Ophea makes it easy to send a team from your school board or public health unit! Join educators – generalists, specialists and administrators – as well as leaders in public health and recreation for an inspiring and interactive...

It's time to play

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The warm weather is upon us and we've entered the final month of the school year. What better time to celebrate the importance of play? Ophea will be celebrating with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario on Sunday, June 5th as thousands of children, youth and their parents and caregivers...

After School Collaborative and the 2011 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Friday, May 27, 2011
Ophea is happy to be a member of the Ontario After School Collaborative Initiative, a group of seven organizations (Boys and Girls Clubs Canada – Central Region, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, Evidence (First Work), Ontario Public Health Association, Ophea, Parks and Recreation...

Sparking physical activity and improved academic performance in Ontario schools

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Schools across Ontario - in Barrie, Milton, Niagara and Etobicoke - are embracing physical activity as a way to increase academic success. Based on the research of Dr. John Ratey, who Ophea brought to Ontario in March to speak to educators, public health professionals and others interested in...

Physical activity - Canada's children are still not getting enough!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The annual Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was released today. The report card paints a clear picture of the state of physical activity across the country, and Ontario will be releasing a provincial report card later this year which will...

H&PE in your Community - Make an Impact!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
There are many examples of teachers across Ontario doing wonderful work in educating their students about the importance health and physical education (H&PE), and providing quality experiences that will set them up for success in the future. This blog post from ParticipACTION reminds us, though...

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